The Binghamton Bearcats (9-18, 3-11 AmEast) will attempt to snap the five-game winning streak of UMBC when they travel to UMBC Event Center to square off against the Retrievers (14-14, 7-6 AmEast). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Binghamton Bearcats vs. UMBC Retrievers Betting Preview
The Bearcats lost a close one to the Hartford Hawks in their last outing, 75-74. Sam Sessoms put together a solid performance for Binghamton, leading both teams in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-22 shooting. Hartford had an offensive rebounding percentage of 46.2 (above their season average of 21.7). Binghamton, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 6.7 (better than their season average of 16.2).
The last time the Retrievers played, they defeated the Vermont Catamounts, 66-64. With 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting, K.J. Jackson was UMBC’s leading scorer. The Retrievers knocked down 12 of their 14 free throws (85.7 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.692 (above their season average of 0.502).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Bearcats won 79-75. The Bearcats dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.333 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.7. For those same stats, the Retrievers put up marks of 0.148 and 18.2, respectively. Brenton Mills was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points.
Both teams have had a player trending in the right direction over their last five games. For the Bearcats, it’s been Sessoms, who has averaged 19 points,6.4 assists,5.2 rebounds,2.0 steals, while the Retrievers have received great contributions from Brandon Horvath (11 points,10.4 rebounds,1.2 steals).
Getting to the line could be hard to come by for UMBC in this battle. The Retrievers rank 269th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.203, while Binghamton ranks 56th in FTA rate allowed (0.188).
Binghamton at UMBC Free Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UMBC, ATS Winner – UMBC, O/U – Over
Binghamton ranks seventh in three pointers attempted per game (29.0) while UMBC ranks 255th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
The Retrievers rank 128th in rebounds allowed per game (34.7) while the Bearcats rank 267th (39.0).
UMBC averages 12.9 assists per game, which ranks 151st in the nation. Binghamton ranks 216th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
The Retrievers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 2.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bearcats have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (1.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.4 points per game (2.2 above their season average).